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>their answer amounted to "be working somewhere else".

It does not amount to that. In many, many, cases people start looking for jobs wishing they could stay at their current job.




> It does not amount to that.

Assuming no relevant facts were omitted from the description of events, it does, in the context of the question it was offered in response to.

> In many, many, cases people start looking for jobs wishing they could stay at their current job.

Sure, they do. But the answer to the question "Where do you want to be in your career?" in those cases would focus on the things that they wanted to enable themselves to stay in and love the job with their current employer, not the fact that they are looking for outside opportunities (the latter might be mentioned in the context of specific desires and the fact that certain outside opportunities seemed to be the only way to realize them, but even then the looking for outside opportunities would be secondary to the main answer about desired job features, not the main answer to the question.)




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